Jun 15, 2019
Tyson Conservation Corps teamed up with Shaw Nature Reserve’s expert horticulturist Scott Woodbury to help transplant native plant seedlings for Shaw’s annual fall Wildflower Market. Our volunteers learned about the importance of using native plants in gardens and proper techniques for seedling care.
After a couple hours of hard work, we took a tour of the beautiful Whitmire Wildflower Garden where Scott shared how they design and maintain the garden. Finally, the weather was perfect for relaxing while having dinner and enjoying the Wildflower Concert Series.
In addition to learning how to identify and grow native plants, Tyson Conservation Corps will be working with Scott to design and plant a native garden in front of Tyson’s Headquarters this fall.
Tyson Conservation Corps volunteers will also be helping out at the Shaw Wildflower Market in September.
If you would like to help with the Shaw Wildflower Market or be part of the Tyson garden crew, please consider joining the Tyson Conservation Corps. In addition to these projects, the TCC has many other opportunities for students and volunteers to get hands-on training and experience in habitat restoration and long-term research and monitoring techniques. You can learn more about it and sign up HERE.